Episode #04 - Dominoes
Original Airdate - June 6th, 1997

Tony Twist and Jason Wynn run into more problems with their partnership and the police detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams begin trailing the child killer known as Billy Kincaid. Wanda learns of some new evidence that will help her client be cleared of his charges.

Media and Review by Bird Boy
Written by Alan McElroy
Directed by John Hays
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation by Ko-Ko Entertainment, Sung Production

Keith David as Spawn
Richard Dysart as Cogliostro
Michael Nicolosi as Clown
Dominuqe Jennings as Wanda Blake
Victor Love as Terry Fitzgerald, Bobby
Kath Souche as Cyan
James Keane as Sam Burke, Tony Twist
Michael McShane as Twitch Williams, Gareb
John Rafter Lee as Jason Wynn
Ronny Cox as Senator Scott McMillan
Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Jess Chapel
Denise Porier as Angela
James Hanes as Violator
Tony Amendola, Matthew Flint as Additional Voices
Screen Grabs


Sound Clips
Todd McFarlane Intro (MP3, 407kb)

Review: Oh Angela, how I hoped you would’ve played a bigger role in this show! Sadly, we only see her for this episode and her role is filled by Jade later on down the line on season three. But, I do thank the team behind the show for throwing her in at least once, complete with Spawn earrings and flashback shots of her in full Angel hunting garb.

This episode further moves along the Wynn/Chapel plot, establishes Sam and Twitch more and Wanda is given a few extra leads that pay off in the end of the season. While it may not look like much in retrospect, this episode is just as important as the rest and the title accurately represents the effect it has on the rest of the season.

Having said that, I really don’t have a whole lot to say on this one; the animation was strong, especially in the beginning with the neat trick with Angela in shadow. Her shadowing giving the allusion that we’d see her in her hunter outfit but instead are given a street Angela who later kicks a few horny guys butts in an alley. Good times.

The ending of the episode gave us our first and only shot of Malebolgia, looking a lot like his comic-book counterpart, even in shadowed form. I’m glad we saw him at least once and hopefully we’ll see more of him in the new Spawn animation in the works.

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